Eisenhower Leadership Conference

by Eisenhower Institute

Lecture Public

Sat, Jan 14, 2023

9 AM – 3 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Breidenbaugh Hall 201 Joseph Theater


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The Eisenhower Leadership Conference is a full-day, interactive experience that provides personal and professional skills training to students who desire a deeper understanding of key principles that contributed to President Eisenhower's success. Participants will learn and practice how to apply lessons from President Eisenhower’s military and Presidential leadership in today's environment through strategic thinking, team building, and effective decision making. You will learn the important roles of discipline, mental clarity, motivation, and accountability in becoming leaders driven by a sense of purpose, with the ability to effect positive change. All participants will receive a free copy of How Ike Led by Susan Eisenhower. 

The conference features:  
  • Susan Eisenhower, Eisenhower Institute expert-in-residence and author of How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower’s Biggest Decisions
  • Colby Jenkins on “Leadership and Building Your A-Team." Mr. Jenkins serves as Army Reserve Chief of Staff, Special Operations Command; former Special Forces Green Beret; former U.S. Senate aide and Pentagon liaison; former Defense Innovation Unit Director of Operations
  • Garthwait Leadership Center Interactive Workshop
Registration is limited to 50 current Gettysburg College students. Participants must be able to return early to campus by January 13. 


Breidenbaugh Hall 201 Joseph Theater



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Susan Eisenhower


Eisenhower Institute

Susan Eisenhower is the Eisenhower Institute's expert-in-residence. She was a founding director and the first president of the Eisenhower Institute where she became known for her work in the former Soviet Union. For more than twenty years she traveled extensively to that region, on matters related to US national security. More recently she has concentrated her efforts on the energy security field.

At Gettysburg College, Eisenhower offers her undergraduate program, Strategy & Leadership in Transformational Times, which highlights the vital intersection between strategy and leadership while emphasizing the truly transformational times we are living in today.

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Colby Jenkins

Colby Jenkins is a combat veteran who was deployed around the world with his Special Forces A-team, to include Afghanistan and South America (Colombia and Paraguay). Other government business took him to the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Bangladesh, Panama, Argentina and Brazil. Colby’s responsibilities as a Green Beret liaison to the U.S. Congress included taking members of Congress and professional staff to see and understand sensitive special operations activities around the world. 

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Co-hosted with: Garthwait Leadership Center, Strengthening Democracy

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